Chronic Nutrition Stress

-By Adam Frange, CHC Executive Director I think that for our first blog post, we could talk a little bit about the CHC mission and why it’s important. Let’s think of this: WHO estimates that 3 million people –mostly children- die every year due to malnutrition related causes. Malnutrition kills children every minute of every day in this world we’re living in. If you are reading this, chances are that you already know this. The CHC exists –and our volunteer trips exist- so that you can help with this. More than this, I think it needs to be said, these trips exist so that you (volunteers with and without formal clinical training) can learn about chronic nutrition stress and life in conditions of extreme poverty. Being in a CHC-affiliated clinic or hospital, you’ll see this horror of the truth of our world up-close and personal. I can tell you: it is very difficult to see. Once seen, things like this are not forgotten. Thank you for being at this site. Thanks for visiting any site, reading any book, etc, in pursuit of really knowing this world we’re living in. I’m excited you’re here and excited that you are thinking about ideas for what you can do, as our current mission states, to “partner with those impoverished of care to treat the individual and their community.” We know – you and I – that three million kids are dead or going to die in 2014 because of chronic nutrition stress. That’s 3 or 4 children for every minute of every day, all day long, while you sleep at night and...